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Mario Guardado is the managing partner of Latin Media Group, which works to promote Las Vegas tourism to Brazilians through its website and online publication, Casino Billionaire.

A growing number of Latinos have made the Las Vegas Valley their home, have fallen in love with its entrepreneurial spirit and are making their mark on the business community. Here are a few of their stories ...

Return of the man known as ‘Rockin Don’ is not very noisy — yet

Don Marrandino and Toby Keith.

Five years ago, Don Marrandino left Las Vegas after 20 years to return to his hometown, Atlantic City. But now he's back in Nevada, helping manage a hotel in Lake Tahoe and reshape the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

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Pita Pit was the right fit

Paul Sergi is a UNLV alumnus and Pita Pit franchisee.

Pita Pit is a quick-service sandwich shop, but franchisee Paul Sergi Jr. is counting on nutrition to be its trump card. "We are the nutritional opposite of any sandwich that you will find anywhere in town," he says. "Instead of a loaf of bread containing a few veggies and fatty meats, Pita Pit utilizes a thin, low-carb, Lebanese-style pocket pita that we stuff with over 16 vegetables and lean meats."

Fearing California condom law, Kink porn studio opens facilities in Las Vegas

Porn start Riley Reid poses for industry photographers and fans during the Adult Entertainment Expo, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, in Las Vegas. Potential opportunities for X-rated film production in Nevada were the talk of the Expo at the Hard Rock hotel and casino this week, sparked by a Los Angeles law requiring male actors to wear condoms.

Atomic’s property sold to Hsieh’s Downtown Project — wait until you see the price

Onlookers gather atop Atomic. County records indicate that the bar was sold to the Downtown Project on Thursday, July 17, 2014.

Downtown Project made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Sitting at his usual bar stool Thursday night in the bar at 917 Fremont St., co-owner Kent Johns said the sale won’t change the operations because he and his brother remain in control. “We’re still running the bar,” he said.

No one happy with minimum wage regulations at public workshop

No one is happy with Nevada’s minimum wage regulations. Or at least that was the overwhelming sentiment at today’s public workshop on the regulations hosted by State Labor Commissioner Thoran Towler.

Computer problems cause grief for Allegiant passengers at McCarran, across country

An Allegiant Airlines jet takes off from McCarran International Airport on Friday, Aug. 26, 2011.

Allegiant Airlines passengers arriving this morning at airports across the country were in for a rude awakening as a temporary outage of the airline's computerized check-in system forced delays and …

Nevada’s jobless numbers fall to lowest level in five years

Martin Fierro with Martin-Harris Construction pounds in stakes as the new Las Vegas Harley-Davidson Motorcycle dealership on the South Strip is under construction on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Hiring in the construction and professional services sectors fueled the increase in employment. The state Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation reported today there 105,400 people jobless in Nevada, a decrease of …

Hakkasan suspends promoter accused of screening women to keep out ‘hippos’

Deadmau5 at Hakkasan Las Vegas' opening night Thursday, April 18, 2013, at MGM Grand.

Las Vegas nightclub Hakkasan has suspended a promoter after he refused to comp a table for a bachelorette party without first screening the women’s pictures, claiming it was part of the club’s policy to keep out “whales” and “hippos.” ...

Lake Tahoe casino undergoing $60 million in renovations, will reopen as Hard Rock

The Park family acquired the property formerly known as The Horizon in March and announced a partnership with Warner Hospitality. The new owners say the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will …

Las Vegas’ gamble with dance music

Tiesto spins during Night 3 of Hakkasan's first-anniversary celebrations Saturday, April 26, 2014, at MGM Grand.

UNLV lecturer has a million reasons why you should like Cappuccino potato chips

The four finalists in the Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" potato chip contest, from left, are Matt Allen, of Troy, Ohio, who submitted Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese; Meneko Spigner McBeth, of Deptford, N.J., who submitted Wasabi Ginger; Julia Stanley-Metz, of Sacramento, Calif., who submitted Mango Salsa; and Chad Scott, of Las Vegas, who submitted Cappuccino. They are picuted in Times Square on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Chad Scott, who came to UNLV in January but is still working on his doctorate in sociology at Texas A&M University, is one of four finalists still competing for a $1 million grand prize in …

Microsoft to cut up to 18,000 jobs over next year

This July 3, 2014, photo shows Microsoft Corp. signage outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Wash.

Microsoft announced the biggest layoffs in its history Thursday, saying it will cut up to 18,000 jobs or 14 percent of its staff as it works to cut down on management layers and integrate the Nokia cellphone business it bought in April. The news sent Microsoft's stock up 2 percent in...

A national movement’s push to give steadier shifts to part-timers

After an hourlong bus ride, Mary Coleman, a part-time employee at a Popeyes, was once told to go home without clocking in, even though she was scheduled to work. Unpredictable hours and on-call shifts have kindled a nationwide movement to give part-time workers more rights.

As more workers find their lives upended and their paychecks reduced by ever-changing, on-call schedules, government officials are trying to put limits on the harshest of those scheduling practices.